Aero The Acro-bat Swinging On To Wii

By Spencer . May 19, 2010 . 6:59pm

aeroadDuring the ancient age of anthropomorphic mascot platformers, Sunsoft released Aero the Acro-bat. Aero, a bat, runs, jumps, and tornado jumps through circus themed levels.


More memorable than the game was its advertising campaign. A two page magazine ad explained Aero’s story, something about saving a circus, and had a hidden giveaway. The first fifty people that mailed Sunsoft would get a free copy of the game for actually reading the ad.


Maybe Sunsoft will think of something equally creative when Aero the Acro-bat is re-released on Virtual Console. Australia’s OFLC just rated it as a Wii game with Nintendo as the publisher. Will Aero the Acro-bat be Sunsoft’s next release? Not so fast. We also found a rating for Ufouria, a NES game only released in Europe and Japan, inside the OFLC.

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  • Guest

    I like his design surprisingly. I thought this was Wiiware though, sadly not.

  • I remember that ad. Not so much about the game, though, yeah…

    So, can we expect to see Bubsy the Cat return as well?
    Just kidding, but I wouldn’t mind seeing The Tiny Toons Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure that was on the Sega Genesis again.

    • “What could possibly go wrong?”

  • Joanna

    I miss those days. I love anthropomorphic mascots :3

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